Hard to Believe - A Podcast About Belief

By John Brooks

Religious studies teacher John Brooks talks with special guests and experts about the wide world of human beliefs. Why do we believe what we believe, and how do those beliefs show up in our world? All the answers you never knew you wanted to questions you never knew you had.Disclaimer: This show may and will include sarcasm and liberalism.

  1. 1.
    #2.11 - Q: Into the Storm - with Teddy Smith
    1:18:03
  2. 2.
    #2.10 - Witch Life - with the hosts of the That Witch Life podcast
    1:03:42
  3. 3.
    #2.9 - Robin Wilkins - PhD: Parenting is HarD
    50:34
  4. 4.
    Hard to Believe Weekend Bonus Mini Episode - Shakespeare Authorship with Sebastian Major
    14:36
  5. 5.
    #2.8 - Steven Sabel - Bard to Believe - The Oxfordian Case for Shakespeare
    1:20:15
  6. 6.
    #2.7 - Grigori Rasputin and Anastasia Romanov - Part Two of "Disinformation"
    1:39:56
  7. 7.
    #2.6 - Chris Kluwe - On standing up for others, being a nerd, and his first science fiction novel "Otaku"
    1:01:37
  8. 8.
    #2.5 - Sebastian Major - The host and creator of "Our Fake History"
    56:18
  1. 9.
    Trailer - Hard to Believe: A Podcast About Belief
    2:56
  2. 10.
    #2.4 - Nina MacLaughlin: on Metamorphoses
    47:46
  3. 11.
    Hard to Believe Weekend Bonus Episode - The Haunting of Cage Club
    59:52
  4. 12.
    #2.3 - The Protocols of the Elders of Zion - Part One of "Disinformation"
    1:18:10
  5. 13.
    #2.2 - Daniel J. Clark: The Flat Earthers - Clark, the director of "Behind the Curve", talks conspiracies, science denial and what we get wrong about the Flat Earth phenomenon
    43:29
  6. 14.
    #2.1 - I Still Want to Believe - "The Leftovers", "Legion", "The Man in the High Castle", and other stories that will define and shape our strange times
    1:05:02
  7. 15.
    #1.25 - Gerry Bowler: The Christmas Chronicler - The author and Christmas devotee joins John to close out season one with a look at how we collectively dreamed Santa Claus into existence
    54:46
  8. 16.
    #1.24 - Gil Bar-Sela: Israel, Palestine, and the Science of Making Peace
    51:50
  9. 17.
    #1.23 - Dr. Lisa Vox: on Why the End is Always Near - The author of "Existential Threats: American Apocalyptic Beliefs in the Technological Era" talks the enduring persistence of endtimes hysteria
    47:46
  10. 18.
    #1.22 - Joseph Laycock: The author of "Speak of the Devil" and Texas State University Religious Studies professor talks Satanism, D&D, the Satanic Panic, and Lucien Greaves
    1:08:21
  11. 19.
    HTB - A Very Special Episode: QANON - with Mike Manzi, Teddy Smith, and Jess Collins
    2:25:30
  12. 20.
    #1.21 - Richard Kaczynski: "Perdurabo" author talks Aleister Crowley, Thelema, and Magick
    54:33
  13. 21.
    #1.20 - Pastor June Joplin: on Living her Truth
    50:18
  14. 22.
    #1.19 - Liza Richardson: The Emmy Nominee Talks "The Leftovers", "Watchmen", and her Unique and Remarkable Role in Telling Great Stories
    54:55
  15. 23.
    #1.18 - Greg Garrett: Cultural Theologian - The Baylor Religious Studies Professor and Author on U2, Zombies, and Hollywood's Continuing Struggle with Racism
    1:17:42
  16. 24.
    #1.17 - Mandisa Thomas: Founder of Black Nonbelievers, on Atheism, Christianity's White Supremacy Problem, and Organizing for Change
    57:48
  17. 25.
    #1.16 - Kevin S. Decker: Philosophy Professor, Author, and Devout Whovian on Philosophy Through the Lens of Sci-Fi, Comics, and Horror
    1:03:23
  18. 26.
    #1.15 - S.T. Joshi: The Lovecraftian - H.P. Lovecraft Biographer ("I Am Providence") on Lovecraft's Genius, his Racism, and his Legacy
    46:33
  19. 27.
    #1.14 - J.W. Rinzler: on Reaching for the Stars - the "All Up" Author and Sci-Fi Historian on Imagining the Impossible - with guest co-host Juhi Khemani
    1:02:43
  20. 28.
    #1.13 - Cats! (Not the Movie!) - The Seriously Messed Up History of Cats in Europe - with Jess Collins
    51:27
  21. 29.
    #1.12 - Tony Ortega: on Scientology, David Miscavige, Tom Cruise, and the Uncertain Future of the Church*
    51:49
  22. 30.
    #1.11 - Roger Moorhouse: on Stauffenberg, Tresckow, and Operation Valkyrie - The July 20th Plot - Part Two
    1:01:00
  23. 31.
    #1.10 - Operation Valkyrie: The July 20th Plot - Part One
    26:37
  24. 32.
    #1.9 - Andrew Phillip Smith: on the Cathars and the Albigensian Crusade
    1:08:23
  25. 33.
    #1.8 - Kris Lane: Tulane professor of Latin American History on Christopher Columbus, Washington Irving, and the Toppling of Outdated Statues
    54:03
  26. 34.
    #1.7 - Lane Wilcken: The Artist and Author ("The Forgotten Children of Maui") on Reviving and Preserving Cultural Traditions
    1:07:52
  27. 35.
    HTB Special Episode - Tulsa: A Brief History of the 1921 Greenwood Massacre
    20:55
  28. 36.
    BONUS! #HANX for the Memories: Angels & Demons (2009)
    52:14
  29. 37.
    #1.6 - The Devil's Drink - The Weird Story of the Religious War for Coffee - with Teddy Smith
    1:02:42
  30. 38.
    #1.5 - Beyond the Wall - "Centurion" and the Intrigue of Historical Conspiracy Theories - with Jess Collins
    47:31
  31. 39.
    BONUS! #HANX for the Memories: The Da Vinci Code (2006)
    1:01:00
  32. 40.
    #1.4 - Linda Kay Klein: The Author of "Pure" on Breaking Free from the Evangelical Purity Movement
    54:22
  33. 41.
    #1.3 - The New World: Pocahontas, Smith, Discovery, and the philosophy of Terrence Malick - with Matt Williams
    1:30:59
  34. 42.
    #1.2 - The Antichrist - with Teddy Smith
    1:21:34
  35. 43.
    #1.1 - I Want to Believe: The X-Files, Dana Scully, and the Changing Landscape of Belief
    1:00:54

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